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many times have you heard this -- "don't go outside with your hair wet. you'll catch a cold." do you think that's true? >> yeah, i do think it's the truth. >> yes. >> why? >> because your hair's wet, and it's cold outside. >> yes. >> why? >> because i've done that before, and i got a cold. >> yeah, my hair froze once when i was coming back from swim practice. >> if you go outside with wet hair, you are inviting a bad hair day, but you're not inviting a cold. >> scientists in england found that warning just doesn't hold water. >> that's just one of the health myths checked out by realsimple.com. here are some others. gum stays in your stomach for seven years. do you believe that one? >> yes. >> why? >> 'cause it's sticky. >> no, i think you digest it. >> file this one under myth. the experts say your digestive system does dissolve gum, though it might take a few days. but don't make a habit of swallowing it. eat an apple instead. after all, "an apple a day keeps... >> the doctor away. >> and not just apples. there are all kinds of fruits that are better for us than candy and cookies.
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injuries." it's aimed at protecting young athletes from overuse injuries. no, you don't -- and you shouldn't. instead of playing through the pain, pay attention to what your body is telling you. >> i would look for pain or discomfort that is taking longer and longer to go away with rest. if it's lingering for two or three days or longer, i would start to be concerned that you have a problem that, potentially, is building up. that's something to let parents and coaches know and potentially see a doctor. >> overuse injuries can happen in any sport. in fact, they can happen in activities tharen't sports. >> i will keep dancing on point, even it hurts. >> the "point" being made in this p.s.a. is that pain should not be ignored. >> you're not going to disappoint your parents and coaches. you'll actually help them, because if they know there's a problem, potentially, you can look into it and address it before it becomes a bigger problem that they may actually have to pull you out of sports. [ whistle blows ] >> so keep in mind this advice -- don't play through pain. tell your coaches and pare
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what to do. >> whether you're a weekend warrior or a couch potato, don't miss my "speak of the week." >> from toad in a hole to toad in a frog -- well, sort of. come see what's in my kitchen. >> so join us now for this week's "teen kids news." >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm siena. we'll start with our top story. >> it's easy to forget that right now, all aro men and women in the u.s. armed forces are putting their lives on the line to protect us. it's also easy to forget that many of those in uniform are moms and dads. that's why this next story is so important. katie tells us about camp corral. >> they might look like typical summer campers, but each shares a special bond, a special burden. each has a parent who was injured or gave their life while serving in our military. >> and here, they can talk with others who have the same life experiences with their military members in their family. >> i like coming to camp corral because it's a good way to get away from all the chaos and stuff from family and whatever problems that you're able to get away from, you